Bio: Robert Silverberg is a living legend in the world of literary science fiction. He made his first professional fiction sale at the age of 19 in 1954, and published his first novel the following year. He has won 5 Nebula awards and 4 Hugo awards, with dozens of nominations. A prolific writer, he has published over 400 short stories and many novels, including his popular Majipoor series and classics like At Winter's End and Tower of Glass. He has remained one of the top figures in the genre throughout the 80's and 90's, and up to the present.

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Around the Continuum [Science Fiction Grand Master, Robert Silverberg]
"Gilgamesh in the Outback". In this Hugo Award winning novella, Ancient Sumerian king, Gilgamesh, found himself in a Hell not so very different from the kingdom in which he came. Faced with nothing much to do for eternity, he continues as a warrior in the eternity of hell. Gilgamesh's conservatism and scorn for the modern technologies drove a wedge between him and his closest friend, Enkidu. Gilgamesh joins forces with other denizens of hell, including fantastic pulp writers H.P. Lovecraft and ... more info>>
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Hot Sky at Midnight
Several decades into the future, the long series of corporate and government decisions has left the Eath in a state of disaster, almost uninhabitable. The icecaps have melted. The ozone layer is destroyed. A few areas are livable with the help of breathing masks and injections to protect the skin. The only true refuge, for all who can afford it, has become the near-space orbital colonies built and run by private companies and open only to those who are willing and able to pay. Valparaiso Nuevo i... more info>>
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Hot Sky at Midnight
In a dark, unpromising future, hundreds of years beyond us, ecological disaster threatens mankind, and leaves only two alternatives for humanity's continued existence: the engineering of a people who can survive without the air that has become poisoned, or a permanent trek to the stars. A spy, a blind man with extrasensory vision, and a brilliant scientist attempt to prevent humanity from continuing on a downward spiral, and offer the only hope of restoring promise to a seemingly bleak future.
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Invaders from Earth
Ted Kennedy, advertising executive for the Ganymede Project, is made aware of a plan for genocide, for the murder of all the peaceful natives of Ganymede in furtherance of commerce...and it is his decision as to whether he collaborates with, facilitates this genocide or--by opposing it, by bringing the truth to the public--he risks not mere failure but utter destruction. Robert Silverberg's comment on his novel: ..."it involves a Madison Avenue hoax involving a nonexistent colony on Ganymede ... more info>>
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Kingdoms of the Wall
The village of Jespodar nestles in the foothills of a world-dominating mountain known to all as "The Wall." Poilar Crookleg has grown up in Jespodar training hard and hoping that he will be chosen for the annual Pilgrimage, a group journey to the top of the mountain from which no pilgrim has ever returned both alive and sane. The pilgrims seek to replicate the legendary journey of a distant ancestor who scaled the mountain and, so the story goes, met with the gods. The Pilgrimage is a a life jou... more info>>
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Master of Life and Death
From Robert Silverberg's contemporary afterword: "What I wanted to do in short was to produce a masterpiece. I don't mean that word 'masterpiece' in the pretentious sense, not a sublime work of genius but merely the piece of work which a craftsman presents by way of proving that the apprenticeship is over. That required an elaborate plot. My earliest books suffered from an inability to tie up loose ends...so I studied my elders, I analyzed the means by which the science fiction writers I admired... more info>>
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Planet of Death
Earthman Roy Crawford is framed for murder on the planet Velliran. He has two choices. He must escape from the planet within three days or go to prison for life. But the only spaceship leaving the planet within three days belongs to the Exploration Corps. This is a group of scientists which investigates new planets. They are about to leave for World Seven on the Star System Z-16. With help from his friends, the dazed Crawford finds himself in the ship. The scientists, of course, think he is one... more info>>
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Science Fiction Grand Master, Robert Silverberg: Volume One, Dangerous Dimensions
Hugo and Nebula Award Winning and Nominated Short Fiction from Science Fiction Grand Master, Robert Silverberg. In an Earth far into the future, the human race has reverted to a rigid Guild system where every citizen is classified according to function and mandated to strictly abide by the Guild's set of rules. Those who are Guildless are not considered men; they are at the lowest rung of the social ladder and shunned by all. In this universe of specialized citizens, genetic engineering had be... more info>>
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Shadow on the Stars: Stepsons of Terra
In an afterword to this novel, written a quarter of a century after its publication, and in a yet later afterword for this RosettaBooks edition, Robert Silverberg writes that Stepsons of Terra was his attempt to write a complex, shifting, even dazzling novel in the style of the heavily influential Philip K. Dick. Dick's ingenious plot and use of time paradoxes in his first novel, Solar Lottery (published in l954) had intrigued Silverberg, who was at the time 19 years old. Silverberg decided to a... more info>>
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The 13th Immortal
THE SECRET OF THE FORBIDDEN CONTINENT What happens when men become immortal? Can living forever become boring? What happens to you when you see your lovers, wives and even children grow old and die and you continue in a status that defies aging? Life upon a planet divided into twelve grids wherein each section has its Immortal or Duke and seems to be tranquil and well-organized. How is it that a 13th immortal becomes known and challenges the stability and ways of the other twelve rulers? "Who wa... more info>>
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The Longest Way Home
"What wonders and adventures he has to tell us," is how Ursula K. LeGuin characterized the world of Robert Silverberg, and in The Longest Way Home, he takes readers on another dazzling odyssey. Joseph, just fifteen and alone in the land known at Getfen, awakens to an attack on the Great House in which he is visiting. Narrowly escaping with his life but still pursued by enemies who wish to see him killed, Joseph must journey across a dark, unfamiliar world in his quest to return to his home of ... more info>>
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Thorns
In a world where humanity has colonized the solar system and begun to explore more of the local galaxy, a vast audience follows real-life stories presented by wealthy media mogul, Duncan Chalk. Chalk feeds on the pained emotions of others. He plays cruelly with his staff, but gorges on the mass emotions generated from the dramas he orchestrates. Chalk pairs Minner Burris, an emotionally-withdrawn space explorer who was captured and freakishly surgically altered by aliens and Lona Kelvin, a suic... more info>>
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Three Classic SF Novels, Volume 3: Greener Than You Think; Starman's Quest; This Crowded Earth
Three great science fiction books for one low price! When a genetic experiment goes wrong, grass threatens to take over the Earth. In Ward Moore's acknowledged masterpiece, as individual people struggle to survive, scientists struggle to stop the disaster only to realize it is easier to wreck an ecology than to fix it. When a starman leaves his returning ship to search for the twin brother who stayed behind, as hugo winner Robert Silverberg tells the story in this, his first published sf novel, ... more info>>
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Three Survived: A Science Fiction Novel
Tom Rand, a practical engineer, and two other men are the only survivors of a spaceship explosion. Marooned on a hostile planet, they are being held captive by a group of "aliens." Their one slim chance of survival is to reach a rescue beacon placed on the planet years before by men from Earth. Can the three survivors escape what seems like certain, immediate death? And if they do, can they make their way through a jungle filled with untold dangers and reach the beacon in time?
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Tower of Glass
Simeon Krug is a self-made man, fantastically wealthy, having built a huge fortune with his android "products," genetically-engineered human slaves who worship him as a God. Krug epitomizes self-aggrandizement, oblivious to his own ego and the price others pay for his prominence. Currently, Krug's latest project attempts to communication aliens in response to enigmatic signals from a distant and uninhabitable world--and to do so he must build a huge tower, a mile high, in the Arctic tundra. Clo... more info>>
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